Hats are the perfect accessory if you want something that’s both stylish and functional. It completes your look and at the same time also protects your hair from the sun which is why it’s ideal to wear it whenever you’re out in the sun. Hats are very popular for spring and summer because the weather is warmer and your hair can definitely get toasted from being exposed to the sun all day long. However, wearing a hat for long periods of time also has its downsides and one of the biggest downsides to sporting a hat is getting hat hair after you take it off. Here are some easy ways to avoid hat hair. If you’re a fan of hats and you’re the kind of who sports them all the time, check it out.
- Rub your comb / brush with a dryer sheet – you may not expect it but dryer sheets sure come in handy when you’re trying to avoid hat hair. One of the biggest telltale signs of having hat hair is static hair and you can easily get rid of that by rubbing your comb / hair brush with a dryer sheet before you use it on your hair to get rid of all the static. Get unscented sheets if you don’t like smelling like fresh laundry but if that’s your kind of smell then, hey, get the scented ones!
- Condition your hair – hat hair becomes very obvious when your hair is dry so conditioning your hair before you put on a hat can help immensely if you’re trying to prevent it. If you wear hats all the time with your outfits to prevent hair damage, deep conditioning would work well in preventing hat hair. No time to wash your hair and use regular conditioner? You can use leave-in conditioners instead and they’ll work just the same.
- Wear it in a ponytail, bun or braid – another way to prevent your hair from looking ridiculous after taking your hat off is to have it in a ponytail, a bun or in braids before you put your hat on. When you have your hair in these simple hairstyles before and while you’re wearing your hat, there are less chances of you getting hat hair after you take your hat off.
- Check out what your hat is made of – knowing what fabric / material your hat is made of can make a huge difference in your hair. Most hats that are made to keep your head warm are made of wool and other synthetic materials are the biggest culprits for hat hair. If you want to lessen the chances of having hat hair, go for hats that are made of cotton or cashmere instead as these prove to be the most hair friendly.
- Avoid tight fitting hats – hats that fit tightly can also be blamed for having unsightly hat hair. They leave dents and suffocate your hair, leaving you with messy hair once you take your hat off. Try to steer clear of tight fitting hats and go for ones that fit a little looser instead.